Grade: Elementary
Subject: Language

#2883. Homonym Matching

Language, level: Elementary
Posted Fri Jun 27 07:35:42 PDT 2003 by Karen Eitnier (
Gene Ward Elementary, Las Vegas, NV
Materials Required: 3x5 pieces of colored paper (two colors), marker, tape/magnets
Activity Time: 10 to 20 minutes
Concepts Taught: Learning about homonyms

Homonym Matching: Students will learn about homonyms.
Teacher will write many homonyms on 3x5 piece of one color paper, clearly with a marker, making sure that each homonym has a matching homonym written on the other color paper. Either glue magnet pieces or put a tape circle on the back of each card/word. Place the homonyms of one color up on the board. Pass out the other colored homonym papers to the students. Ask the students, one at a time, to come up to the board and place their homonym up next to the one that matches theirs.

This can also be done this way:
Pass out the homonyms printed on one color paper to 1/2 the students. Ask them to stand up at the front of the class. Ask the other 1/2 of the students to come up, several at a time, and find thier homonym partner.